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Single Malt Whisky

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  • Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch No.62 59.9% 70cl
    The new Batch of Aberlour A'Bunadh 62 is a slightly lower percentage at 59.9% than the previous batch. Still one of the finest and best value cask strength Sherry matured malts available today. Chocolate and spices on the nose with oloroso sherry notes. The palate is rich with blac...
  • Aberlour 12 years old 43% 70cl
    As with most Aberlour whisky, this 12 Year Old single malt has been matured in two types of cask. This double casking adds depth of character as well as balanced notes of fruits and spices.ColourGolden amber with hints of ruby redNoseVery soft and rounded with ...
  • Aberlour 10 years old 40% 70cl
    A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of oak ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry butts for a minimum of 10 years. Welcoming, vibrant and rewarding. Colour Gold Nose The dry, fresh, fruity aromas of early autumn apples and pears are subtly enhance...
  • Aberlour 16 years old 40% 70cl
    Aberlour 16 Year Old is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and the finest ex-sherry butts. This maturation ensures the depth of character as well as the distinctive fruitiness and spiciness of Aberlour. Colour Rich golden amber Nose Rich, dry ...
  • Aberlour 1970 43% 75cl
    A rare bottling of Aberlour 1970, distillery bottling at 43% vol 75cl bottle. Presented in a wooden gift box.
  • Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 48 59.7% 70cl
    We have moved on to the next Batch of Aberlour Abunadh No. 48.The name is Gaelic for of the origin, is matured exclusively in Oloroso ex-sherry butts. It is a natural cask-strength malt whisky produced without the use of modern-day chill filtering methods or the addition of water. Colour. ...
  • Aberlour 20 years old Oloroso Darness range 53.4% 50cl
    A new range of whiskies called Darkness which plays on the colour of the whisky after some additional aging in a variety of casks. This Aberlour 20 years old has spent a finishing period of no less than 3 months in a first-fill Oloroso sherry cask which has been rebuilt to produce a much smaller ...
  • Aberlour 20 years old Pedro Ximenez Darkness Range 53.7% 50cl
    A special 20 year old Aberlour single malt which has had a finishing period of 3 months in small 50 litre Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. PX as it is known is the sweetest sherry style and these cask have imparted these wonderful flavours to the whisky. The nose has some spice with orchard fruits and ...
  • Aberlour 15 years old Select Cask Reserve 43% 70cl
    Rich and multi-layed with aromas of toffee and honey notes. The palate is rounded and smooth with spicy vanilla and dried fruit. The finish is long with hints of coconut and warming spice.
  • Aberlour 18 years old 43% 70cl
    A lovely 18 year old from The Aberlour distillery that has been aged in sherry casks and bottled at 43% vol. It has a rich nose of toffee, ripe peaches and bitter orange. Soft and smooth to start the flavours become bolder with leather, with oak and touches of honey. The finish is long and balanc...

Single malt whisky is the purest expression of Scotch you can get. Malted barley, yeast and water - that’s it! These key ingredients are fermented in copper pot stills and the resultant spirit is then matured in Oak barrels. This batch process is a legal perquisite that has to be adhered to in order for the product to be called a Scotch whisky. The other stipulations are that it must be matured for at least 3 years inside the cask, be bottled at no less than 40% ABV and the distillery that produces it must be in Scotland!

To be classed as single malt, the whisky must be made wholly from malted barley; no other grain is allowed at all. It must also be the product of a single distillery. There are around 100 working distilleries in Scotland, although some may not be in operation for periods of time in order for stock levels to recoup. There used to be at least double this number but, unfortunately, many have closed their doors permanently due to adverse economical conditions and low demand. The majority of these closures occurred around the final years of the Second World War. Single malt expressions from these ‘lost distilleries’ are very desirable to whisky enthusiasts and have a price tag that reflects their increasing rarity.

The popularity of single malt has gone from zero to hero over the course of the last 25 years or so. It’s hard to believe that it was rarely consumed outside of its native borders and accounted for an extremely small percentage of sales, with blended whisky being the most popular style by far. That was until the end of the 80’s when it skyrocketed into the public domain and was recognised as the elegant and sophisticated tipple we all know and love. With the public embracing the authenticity of single malt Scotch, the distilleries responded by upping production. The success story has not faltered once since that time and the popularity of the traditional single malt shows no sign of waning.